Mrs. Beulah Tolbert Smith, age 92, of Nicholson passed on to be with our Lord on August 27, 2015, surrounded at home by her loving family.
Born on February 24, 1923, to the late Joe Ed and Woodie Jackson Tolbert in Jackson County, she was a loving wife and mother, homemaker and caregiver, community volunteer and church worker. Mrs. Smith had seven children and cared for those and many more. She was a celebrated volunteer with the American Heart Association for more than 30 years. She was an active member of Antioch United Methodist Church for 76 years. She supported her husband and family in all their many endeavors and was recognized as a Georgia Merit Mother in 1998. Her passions were her Lord and church, family and friends, and creating joy for others through sewing, cooking, and growing flowers. She was the proud matriarch of the 7G’s Farm.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Roy N. Smith; daughter, Gail Smith; son, Gary Smith; and brothers Billy, Paul, Lee and Ed Tolbert.
Survivors include sons, Greg Smith (Jennie) of Nicholson and Glenn Smith (Terri) of Macon; daughters, Gloria Agnew (David) of Clarkesville, Greta Ivey (Terry) of Nicholson, Gina Cavender (Keith) of Franklin, TN; daughter-in-law, Liza Smith of Nicholson; brother, Gene Tolbert of Nicholson; sisters, Joanne Johnson of Morrow and LaWanda Stowe of Nicholson; sister-in-law, Delia Tolbert of Nicholson; eleven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and numerous beloved extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 29, at 4 PM at Antioch United Methodist Church with Rev. Marshall Bruner and Rev. Bob Bone officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. Memorials may be made to Antioch United Methodist Church, American Heart Association or Compassionate Care Hospice.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of arrangements.